Matt Pond played Headliners Wednesday February 13th with Jukebox the Ghost. We caught him for a very early morning session (early for rock stars, at least) to talk about his new LP, The Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand, dropping the PA, and the business of music. Plus, he plays a couple of tunes for us, including ‘FPK favorite Love To Get Used.
- Posted by WFPKFebruary 13
While Tift Merritt was in town over the weekend, she stopped by the studio to sit down with Michael Young on Roots ‘n’ Boots.
- Posted by WFPKFebruary 11
American singer/songwriter Iris DeMent’s first album of original songs in 16 years, titled Sing the Delta, recently came out. Inspired by the passing of her mom, themes of family, home and sense of place emerged on this fantastic new record. Currently on tour, she came by the studio and chatted with us about her life, the new album and why she cherishes time alone.
The Punch Brothers stopped by the WFPK studio before their show at the Brown earlier this week. We talked about mixed drinks, sports and – oh yeah – music. They even shared a few songs with us.
Chicago-based Company of Thieves are currently on tour showing off their amazing skills by going all acoustic on us. Genevieve, the singer, does a breathtaking version of Nina Simone’s In the Dark for this studio performance.
Known at one point for blending hip hop and reggae while wearing traditional Hasidic garb, Matisyahu has transformed himself once again by going back to basics and offering acoustic versions of tracks from his album Spark Seeker on a new EP. He performed two songs in our studio while in town for a gig at the Brown. He also brought Levi Robin, his opening act, with him.
Sera Cahoone has been playing music since she was 11, but waited till she hit 30 to step out as a solo artist. Now with her second record out on Sub Pop, she’s bringing Deer Creek Canyon and it’s delicate acoustic sounds to Zanzabar tonight, opening for WFPK favorite Kathleen Edwards. After a rough morning that involved her van breaking down, Sera dropped into the FPK studio to perform a couple songs and chat with Kyle Meredith.
Austin based singer/songwriter Matt the Electrician is in current production of a new album but took a break to tour the Midwest, recently playing in Louisville. He has a good following here, so he did a two-night gig at Uncle Slayton’s. He came by the station before the show and performed an older favorite and a new song for us.